TWO BRAZILIAN STEEL DANCES (for Steel Band)

Opus #25

I) Interlude
II) Baião, Interlude
III) Samba (Partido Alto).

Commissioned and premiered by Dr. John Wooton and the SMU Steel Band.

These two exciting pieces are a unique in the percussion literature. The first dance is a baiao in a fugue like form. The second is a samba partido alto. A calm interlude in tempo di valsa separates the two dances. A natural marriage of style and instrumentation, this work will add an extraordinary dimension to any steel band concert. A must for every steel band.

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 12 min.

Setup: Steel Band (5 parts plus percussion)

Available in: Hard copy

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Program Note

These two exciting pieces are a unique in the percussion literature. The first dance is a baiao in a fugue like form. The second is a samba partido alto. A calm interlude in tempo di valsa separates the two dances. A natural marriage of style and instrumentation, this work will add an extraordinary dimension to any steel band concert.

The music was commissioned and premiered by Dr. John Wooton and the SMU Steel Band.

TWO BRAZILIAN STEEL DANCES (for Steel Band)

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